CEDERBERG, Elford Albin

CEDERBERG, Elford Albin
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


CEDERBERG, Elford Albin, a Representative from Michigan; born in Bay City, Bay County, Mich., March 6, 1918; attended the public schools and Bay City Junior College 1935-1937; entered the United States Army in April 1941, commissioned a second lieutenant in July 1942, a captain in 1943, and assigned to the Eighty-third Infantry; participated in the Normandy invasion and fought in France and Germany; manager of Nelson Manufacturing Co., Bay City, Mich., 1946-1952; mayor of Bay City 1949-1953; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the twelve succeeding Congresses until his resignation on December 31, 1978 (January 3, 1953-December 31, 1978); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; died on April 17, 2006, in The Villages, Fla.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Central Michigan University
Clarke Historical Library

Mount Pleasant, MI
Papers: ca. 1952-2006, approximately 54 cubic feet. The papers of Elford Cederberg include audio-visual materials, books, correspondence, campaign materials, grants, legislation, press releases, project files, and obituaries. Cederberg was particularly active on Michigan issues such as agriculture, Native Americans, the Great Lakes, taxes, appropriations, and the polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) disaster.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Elford A. Cederberg, Republican Representative from Michigan. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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